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Self-Guided Learning Overview


The purpose of the Pure Tone Screening Tutorial Modules and Implementation Tools is to prepare early care and education providers to successfully implement evidence-based hearing screening and follow-up practices with children 3 years of age or older. Individuals and programs using these resources should obtain assistance from a pediatric audiologist who can demonstrate proper techniques and provide feedback to learners. The instructional content is divided into 4 learning sessions and upon completion of all sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Plan and implement a Pure Tone hearing screening program
  2. Explain how Pure Tone screening works
  3. Conduct Pure Tone screenings on young children
  4. Outline the follow-up steps when a child does not pass the Pure Tone screening
  5. Access resources for tracking children through completion of the Pure Tone screening and follow-up protocol
  6. Access additional tools and resources that support successful Pure Tone hearing screening program development and quality improvement

It is strongly recommended that participants in the self-guided learning process screen as many children as possible after completing the final learning session. Engaging in program-wide screening is optimal so that the skills acquired during the sessions can be applied and reinforced immediately.

About Self-Guided Learning

Using the Self-Guided Learning approach, you advance through Video Tutorial Modules 1 - 11 and the accompanying Implementation Tools during 4 Learning Sessions. Within each Learning Session there are 3 types of activities in which you will:

  1. View the Video Tutorial Modules
  2. Complete a hands-on practice exercise
  3. Complete a brief, online practice exercise report to receive a Certificate of Completion. After submitting each report, you will be given an opportunity to print a Certificate as documentation of your reported activities. (A copy will also be emailed to you.)

Before you start

Make sure you have fully operational Pure Tone Audiometry equipment available for use during your learning process.

If at all possible, identify a local pediatric audiologist or other individual with experience conducting Pure Tone screening with young children who can assist you through your learning process.

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